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Nov 21, 2009 7:00pm EST
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." ♪ >> this week's headlines, president obama taking a tour of asia hoping to secure a partnership with china, the world's next superpower. after being sworn in for a second term, the president says afghan forces will take control of security in five years. the australian prime minister says sorry to some australians. and stargazing in europe. ♪ hello and welcome to this week's review of the major stores around the world. this week president obama went on a tour of asia showing how important washington feels it is to build relationships. he met in singapore. he used the occasion to make a personal appeal for the release of a leader. they raised the issue directly with a general. >> a year ago, this image would have been unimaginable. the president of the united states in the same room at the same time as a member of the burmese military government. a sign the new policy of engagement with the region in general. an opportunity for barack obama to call for the release of the democracy leader in burmese. that demand was not reflected in the initial sta
Nov 28, 2009 7:00pm EST
, president obama said he would attend the climate summit and pledged to cut american emissions by 70% by 2020. t reversed the policy of the bush administration. we have this report from washington. >> certain days remind me of why i ran for this office. then the are moments like this. [laughter] >> he was pardoning the thanksgiving turkey. >> you are hereby pardoned. >> but there was serious movement from the white house on climate change. president obama will go to copenhagen for the climate change summit. it is a decision that the americans hope will lend momentum to the negotiations to limit greenhouse emissions. they hope the trip will help america's image. they hope that obama's america will be a central player in the treaty. it does not seem likely the treaty will emerge from copenhagen. obama said he did want a firm political agreement from copenhagen could take the world towards a climate change treaty next year. >> we have just two weeks before the beginning of copenhagen. it is essential that all countries to what is necessary to reach a strong operational agreement that will confro
Nov 14, 2009 7:00pm EST
obama weighed out the pros and cons in afghanistan he received a big warning against doing so. an elite diplomatic cable ambassador carl iken bree said it would be wrong to send anymore because of the crew coruption in the afghan government. he is a command they are in afghanistan so he knows what he's talking about. >> it is his most agonizing decision to date, whether to send thousands more u.s. troops to afghanistan. where over 800 have already died. in his search for an answer, the president's leaving no stone unturned. over the past month he's held eight separate meetings of his war council. meetings that have already lasted 24 hours. slow but a deliberate process behind closed doors. >> private views are coming now public. a memo from america's ambassador to kabul. carl iken barry warns the president not to send more troops without progress by the afghan government in handling corruption, more proof that the president's advisors are split. >> his cabinet is divided. it's taken him a long time to come to this decision and tchaurg time the war -- democrats and those on the left. >>
Oct 31, 2009 10:00pm EDT
18 deaths. president obama made a surprise visit at a u.s. air force base. it was the first time he honored the dead in this way. >> a somber president left the white house just before midnight. america's commander in chief came to honor those who died in battle. in an extraordinary way, this is a moment that most presidents have not shown and most americans have not witnsed. he was just on the plane carrying the coffins of the americans. he comforted the families and in front of the cameras, he saluted the remains of one army sergeant killed in a roadside bomb. a very private moment made public for an entire nation to share in the grief. this solemn ceremony in a reminder of a critical situation in afghanistan. this month has been the deadliest for u.s. forces since the invasion. the president is wrestling with the request to put thousands of more troops in harm's way. it is a decision that has involved hours of meetings behind closed doors. there are owing signs of frustration. >> there is tragic loss and a young americans at the highest levels in this entire war over the last cou
Nov 7, 2009 7:00pm EST
and their international sponsors remain daunting. >> president obama was quick to put his administration's support behind karzai with qualifications. he emphasized the training of police. that training mission itself suffered a setback of tuesday when five bitish soldiers were killed by one of the policeman that they work mentoring. the afghan police officer opened fire inside a training center. six other british soldiers were wounded. the training of the afghan police part of the british government's exit strategy. there are now serious concerns that the police have been infiltrated by militants. in a clear reflection of the worsening security situation, the u.n. announced it was withdrawing about 600 international staff in afghanistan. it came after last week's killing of five u.n. workers by the taliban. as the weekend of close, the british prime minister defended his country's involvement in afghanistan. nearly 100 british service personnel have been killed this year. gordon brown said the afghan president had to stamp out corruption. >> i am not prepared to put the lives of british men and women in
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